Summer Dangles

Earrings are fun to make on lazy summer days — you can make several pair and feel like you’ve managed to do some work, before you kick back under the AC or stop for a cool drink. 🙂

I enjoy working with salvaged jewelry — the cast-offs, the broken chain, the solitary earring, the old and unworn pieces that owners no longer want. Several of these earrings contain repurposed parts.

The small rose hearts came from an old anklet. I added Swarovski crystals for some bling. The “winged” rhinestone (again, with a Swarovski crystal) came from a friend’s broken necklace. The brown “cat’s eye” was part of a multi-piece earring. (Click any image for a larger view.)

I did these in between weeding, laundry and, oh yeah, pausing for something refreshing.

What things are you creating this summer?



Call for Artists — Heat Wave

Looking for ideas for the upcoming fall season? Check out Heat Wave —a celebration of the art and culture of the Sonoran Desert.

For more information and an application form, contact Jill Forenzini. (Look for “Heat Wave Helpful Links” in the righthand column.)

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Heat Wave page 1A

Heat Wave page 2

Lights, Camera, Action!

If you missed the 4th of July parade in Ajo this, you can catch parts of it in in this You Tube video. Thanks to Kate Morrow who did the filming.

If you have some creative projects you’d like to share, send them along via the Contact form. We’d love to see what you’re doing.